Conference Paper

Multi-wavelength NIR system for spectroscopy of biomedical tissues

Dept. of Electr. & Comput. Eng., Drexel Univ., Philadelphia, PA, USA;
DOI: 10.1109/MWP.2003.1422898 Conference: Microwave Photonics, 2003. MWP 2003 Proceedings. International Topical Meeting on
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ABSTRACT A custom designed optical system is reported for tissue spectroscopy over four wavelengths of 677 nm, 780 nm, 830 nm, and 977 nm. A high speed laser driver is designed with a flat frequency response using pre-emphasis circuit. The driver is employed for high current in high power lasers. Phantom and intra-lipid experiments are performed to extract optical parameters of a turbid media. Broadband measurement is used to extract optical parameters of the phantom model simulating a breast tissue using forward scattering models. The optical parameters () are extracted with a very good accuracy.